LHC may Issue Death Penalty Against Facebook Founders
(Published in The Express Tribune June 19, 2010)
KARACHI: Following an FIR against Facebook founders Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, the Lahore High Court (LHC) has set a hearing date of July 9 against the aforementioned persons as well as the German woman “Andy” responsible for running the Draw Muhammad Contest on Facebook.
If the July 9 hearing finds the defendants guilty of blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), a death sentence may be issued as is the penalty under Criminal Code 295-C on blasphemy laws.
The story has been picked up by international news media and is gaining traction on Facebook itself as well as other media circles.
Facebook co-founders Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes have not been active with Facebook as of late.
A Facebook spokeswoman declined to comment on the matter saying that Facebook does not speak about legal matters.